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Shades of Summer
Clusters of Discrete Dots
A Photographic Love Affair Between Siberia&Portugal
Film Swap Across 7,000km
July 12, 2021This short essay is a showcase of an unexpected virtual rendezvous between two amateur photographers living 7,000 kilometres apart.— Justino Lourenço.
Searching for Freedom
A 6000-Mile Road Trip Across America
June 17, 2021The following collection of photos is from a road trip taken with my brother and two friends of mine last summer, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. In the span of a few weeks, our lives, and the world around us came to a screeching halt.— Kabir Dugal.
Trafalgar Square in the Time of COVID
Are We All in This Together?
April 20, 2021The words pursued Dr. Juvenal Urbino on the drive home: “this death trap of the poor. ” It was not a gratuitous description. For the city, his city, stood unchanging on the edge of time (… )— Gabriel Garcia Marquez, “Love in the Time of Cholera”, London: Penguin Books, 2014 edition, at page 22.— Danilo Leonardi.
Auguste Rodin on Film
The Works of the Founder of Modern Sculpture on 35mm
April 12, 2021There are more than a hundred museums in the city of Paris. Everyone, of course, knows about the Louvre, but many smaller galleries and institutes have also preserved and protected the works of famous artists. One of my personal favourite museums in Paris is the Hôtel Biron site of Musée Rodin, dedicated to the works of the founder of modern sculpture, the great Auguste Rodin.— Abhijeet Dangat.
The Power of Design
And the Contradictions Between Art and Life
April 6, 2021This article first appeared on L’Œil de la Photographie. Republished on Analog. Cafe with the author’s permission. Learn more about Prof. Dr. Rainer Funke, the author, and Michael Nguyen, the photographer, below. -Dmitri. When will the containers be loaded?— Prof. Dr. Rainer Funke, with images by Michael Nguyen.
March 23, 2021I know now I could have lived with no more world than this. I now know that I made all the world into this house. — José Luiz Peixoto. I was born in a small town of 30 thousand inhabitants in the countryside of Santa Catarina, in the Iguazu Valley. My parents are not from there though: my mom was born nearby, in São João do Triunfo; as close as her town is, nobody in Porto União knows about it.— laura.mariagabre.
March 9, 2021This place shuns folks who try to claim it, but it’ll shun them with a gracious wonder. So its hills press themselves into ancient creases –hollers and valleys that can only be seen once. If you’re audacious enough to try tracking them down, sooner or later, they’ll wrap you in a coy fog.— Jason Bruner.
Inside World/Outside World
Shutting the Doors in Yerevan — April 2020
February 2, 2021This is a digital reprint of an essay originally published in Monochrome 1. 20 — a community photography magazine by Analog. Cafe. You can read it along with 13 more authors’ works on paper, the way they were intended to be. Get your copy of Monochrome here and support our charitable cause.— norayr.
Graphic Experiments Amid Covid-19
January 14, 2021The winter strikes. The night falls. A blurry window, a keyhole looking out. The cold, desolate street with just one sigh left among the quivering trees. The hellish plague affrights us. Impelling us to choose between the loneliness indoors and the pestilence of outdoors.— Justino Lourenço.
Simon Ridell’s Wet Plate Collodion
Healing and Self-Discovery Through the 19th Century Photographic Process
January 5, 2021Simon Ridell is a fire, health and safety risk assessor who lives and works in the Scottish Highlands. The man is driven by the spirit of adventure, which in his case means trips and climbs across the local rugged terrain and coastal cliffs. Simon owes his love for the physical escapades to his father.— Dmitri, with images by Si.
A Photographic Diary From the Yerevan Apt. During Our First COVID Lockdown
December 22, 2020This is a digital reprint of an essay originally published in Monochrome 1. 20 — a community photography magazine by Analog. Cafe. You can read it along with 13 more authors’ works on paper, the way they were intended to be. Get your copy of Monochrome here and support our charitable cause.— sanyokot.0n9g.
A Slice of the Countryside
Experiencing the Pandemic Onset in São Paulo, Brazil.
December 15, 2020My name is Marina Leal; I’m a 23-year-old Brazilian, nearing the end of my International Relations studies. Recently, I’ve been trying to find my way in the political art space. When they first declared the lockdown here in my city, Bauru, in the countryside of São Paulo, Brazil, I ran to an old store downtown to buy what would be a very important film roll for me.— marina_guarreschi.
A Series of Images Shot While Living in the Swedish Countryside
December 1, 2020Since it’s my first submission to Analog. Cafe, I think it would be polite to introduce myself:Olá, my name is Mariah Peixoto; I am 26 years old. I am from São Paulo, Brazil. Photography is a hobby and a passion of mine, rather than a source of income.— mariah.peixoto.
November 26, 2020We didn’t know anyone in our neighbourhood, located just south of Southern Avenue, just west of Mill, when we moved in. When I told a friend who lives a mile north of here where we’d moved, she smirked, “Our neighbours call that So-So. ”I learned the ten blocks that make up “Tempe Gardens 2” by walking them, carrying, back then, our infant daughter and now, five years later, our infant son.— Jason Bruner.
Film and Vintage Clothes for Digital Natives in South Korea
November 17, 2020Digital natives, millennials, or the N-po generation in South Korea aren’t as comfortable with modern gadgetry as one may think. We like old stuff and wistfully wonder about the days before the internet-enabled toasters. Some say we’re pretentious. And we may look the part with our baggy pants, plaid shirts, and film cameras.— Sa-eh Kim.
Sharing Time, Spaces, Food, and Emotions During the 2020 Lockdowns in Italy
October 21, 2020Condividere, v. : to share/divide amongst others (Italian). When a word is repeated too often, it loses its meaning — as noted by the famous Italian filmmaker, Federico Fellini. In the context of social networks, sharing takes on the meaning of an obsessive broadcasting of daily routines.— lorenzo.stolfi.
Europe’s “Flashing Eyes” on Film
My Mementos From 8 European Cities on 35mm
September 30, 2020Artists love Hugh Laurie for his craft and his profound take on life. The English actor-comedian once tweeted about his travels,It bothers me how quickly I can fall in love with a city. I swear my vows, and then another city comes along and flashes its eyes.— Abhijeet Dangat.
Daydreams in Lockdown
A Photographic Journey From the Windowsill to the Streets of London
September 21, 2020The light has sunk into the earth The image of Darkening of the Light Thus does the superior man live with the great mass He veils his light, yet still shines. — Hexagram 36, “I Ching or Book of Changes. ” “Wow, yours is a photographer’s fridge! ” a friend of mine said loudly from the kitchen when he went to get milk for the coffees.— Danilo Leonardi.
Still Life — With a Chase Scene
Adventures in Pictorialism
September 10, 2020Stage IV emergency restrictions are in place across the city due to Covid-19. We are confined to stay at home until the virus is bought under control. I am fine with that. I found the round vase in a junk shop. It’s pretty old and is made of the most beautiful green glass.— Mat Hughes.
Rapid Eye Movement
September 7, 2020Do our dreams work as some sort of defragmentation? How does this random reconstruction of images and information visualize so many discordant elements in such a significant way? I have always been intrigued by the influence of dreams and all the surrealistic projections of our subconscious.— Lefteris Paraskevaidis.